Waiting Mode


Well, no baby yet!

In fact, Beulah Petunia seems pretty unconcerned.

But me and the boys? (Eclipse, at the fence.)

We are pretty pumped up! This is the most exciting thing that’s happened since Clover had her babies. Or since Poky came to town. Or since the chickens started laying eggs!

Maybe we are a little excitable around here.

If you want to make guesses here between now and the end of time about when BP is going to have her calf, I will send a BBB to the winner with the closest guess. (Date and time of the winning guess will be the date and time I discover the calf, as I may not know or be present at the birth!)

NOTE: I just posted a bunch of photos of BP yesterday here, from all the handy angles. Sorry, I assumed you all had seen that! If you’ve already guessed and hadn’t seen the photos in that post, you can change your guess if you want!


  1. Nancy in Iowa says:

    Beulah Petunia looks so regal, but Eclipse looks like a nervous father!!!

  2. Sonia says:

    I am going to guess that the big day will be Wed 1 pm. Hope the calf will be a little girl.

  3. bonita says:

    My guess Wed 6 am.
    BP looks so capable.

  4. Becky says:

    I’ll say she has it on wensday @ 10:30 am.

  5. Amber Swafford says:

    I say Saturday Sept. 25 around 2pm. good luck!

  6. CATRAY44 says:

    Five minutes before the CITR Party! lol…( or maybe right in the middle of it all!) :moo:

  7. blueberrylu says:

    I am guessing Monday the 21st at 9am.

  8. Deanna says:

    Thursday, September 16, 7:30 am :cowsleep:

  9. Joey says:

    Friday Sept. 17, 8:30 AM

  10. marymac says:

    Oct 16, at 9;15 am

  11. Mary says:

    I’m guessing September 14th at 9:30 am…my wedding anniversary!

  12. Teresa says:

    Thursday 9/16 @ 11am

  13. glenda says:

    You showed the wrong view of the cow for a good guess!

    She looked like she could have twins.

  14. CindyP says:

    Sept 19 at 11:00 a.m.! BP, it can’t be at night — the lighting isn’t good for photos!

  15. Becky Whaley says:

    I think youwill discover that she had her calf on Friday Sept 17 @ 8:45am

  16. irishhillstrish says:

    Thursday the 16th at 7am

  17. Joycee says:

    I’m going to guess the 23rd, the Harvest Moon will be out and causing alot of ruckus then! I’ll start knitting booties right now…

  18. irishhillstrish says:

    Thursday the 15th at 7am!

  19. rachel blanton says:

    Hmmm looked at your post from Aug 28th, her bag wasnt ready then, and since there is no picture from that view here I cant tell on todays post, not a good enough pic to make a good guess. I have Angus and can make a pretty good guess with them but my first Jersey calf will be born this spring, and they are built different so here goes my guess on your beautiful Dairy Cow Petunia!!!!! Sept 22 5:00am (if I win I’ll tell ya WHY I picked this date!!!) :cowsleep:

  20. PatriciaLynn says:

    I am going to guess September 20th…not any particular reason, just have a really good feeling about that date.

  21. Anke says:

    I’m going to say September 18th (my birthday) at 6:30 in the morning.

  22. ~jackie says:

    Thursday Sept 17 845 am

  23. Tina says:

    She looks beautiful! How about Saturday the 18th at 10:45 pm?

  24. Cheryl says:

    I’m going to guess Friday, September 17 EARLY morning.

  25. mamawolf says:

    Wednesday September 15, at 7:30 a.m.

  26. Tricia in TEXAS says:

    THIS Friday, September 17th – 10:15 am

  27. Langela says:

    Thursday, Sept 17 at 7:10 am

  28. Nikki says:

    sept 17th

    yay for BP so exciting.

  29. Lisa says:

    September 14th at 9am.

  30. Mim says:

    my guess is: September 22 @ 2:00 pm :pawprint:

  31. Nancy says:

    Sept. 26…she’ll have it in the wee hours of the morning and waitng to surprise you! :moo:

  32. Angela says:

    Hey Suzanne!

    I am going with September 28th at 8 am. That’s the day that my new nephew is due to arrive via c-section.

    Angela :moo:

  33. Kathi N says:

    September 21st, 7:30 AM

  34. whaledancer says:

    Thursday, Sept 16, at 10:35pm.

  35. Su says:

    September 24 8 AM.
    Good luck B P!!

  36. Brenda E says:

    September 16th – 4:15 pm

  37. MNStacey says:

    Let’s see. Guessing that she may have it overnight, and you’ll be up early for chores: Thursday, September 16th 6:30am!

  38. Kris Sherrill says:

    She is getting bigger. I am going to say Sunday, Sept. 19 at 10:00 AM.

  39. Gen says:

    September 16th at 6:32 am

  40. Phyllis says:

    Since it is my birthday on the 23rd I would love to know that BP waited until then.

  41. Jamie Dome says:

    Thursday, Sept 16th at 6:35am

  42. suzanne says:

    sept. 15th 6:00 a.m.

  43. Susan M. says:

    Sep.15th 3:00 pm ….
    That’s my wild guess for what it’s worth..
    Hope all goes well !

  44. Mintamichelle says:

    Wednedsay 9/15 at 5am

  45. Luann says:

    September 22 at 807 pm

  46. JOJO says:

    SEPT 17 7:42 AM
    I am also hoping for a little calf-ette.

  47. geena22 says:

    tuesday choretime afternoon

  48. Crystal Stoddard says:

    Sept 26 @ 11am

    Figured it was a good enough day and also my niece was born that day many years ago. It works

  49. Denise says:

    Thursday, September 23, 4:00 PM EST

  50. ticka1 says:

    Tuesday September 21st 6:00 a.m. EST

  51. Kim says:

    September 21 6am 🙂 hope the calf is born safely and easily

  52. Ruth says:

    Next Monday Night… so Tues September 21st although I bet the full moon will prompt her.

  53. Glenna says:

    October 4th @ 10am

  54. GrammieEarth says:

    BabyBP could make an appearance at 2 PM, September 24…

    My guess is that it will happen when it happens!

    :moo: Pam

  55. Kelly Jo Kirby says:

    My crystal ball tells me that she will calf on Sept. 24 at around 9:30am. Hope that I am right.

  56. Rosanne says:

    October 4th @ 11:00 pm

  57. Lynette says:

    My guess is Saturday, Sept. 18th at 7:00 p.m.

  58. Lucy says:

    Saturday, Sept. 18th at 4:00 p.m.

  59. Bonnie says:

    Wednesday morning around 9am!

  60. lavenderblue says:

    Have to put in for September 27 at 1:36 am but you won’t find it until 7:30am when you notice that that sheep is out again and go wandering the barn yard in your fuzzy slippers.

  61. lavenderblue says:

    Or,better yet, what time does Morgan’s bus come? Right about then so she’ll be late and you’ll have to choose between driving her to the bus or helping BP.

  62. Grammie Earth says:

    OK BabyBP…Just Do It!
    I expect I have checked here 20 times today. I need to accomplish something!

  63. Darlene in North Ga says:

    Oops, put my guess on yesterday’s post. I think my guess was Sept 17th at 5am

  64. catslady says:

    arghh it ate my post. I am going to say the 23rd because it’s the first day of autumn and a full moon – 6:21 am (do you get up that early???) if not make it 6:21 pm lol.

  65. Kathy says:

    Sept 23 at 2pm thats my hubbys birthday and our anniversary.

  66. Kathleen H in Indiana says:

    September 23rd at 7am….my son’s birthday….moooooooo!

  67. Yvonne says:

    I’m guessing Sept 24th is when you will find the calf, ’cause I think she will have it late the 23rd with the full moon – don’t ask me why, I’m just guessing and the full moon seems right!!

  68. Yvonne says:

    P.S. The time – when you normally go down for feeding…..

  69. Carolrae says:

    My guess is late at night Wednesday/Thursday morning September 15th or early 16th. But most of all I hope that Mommy and calf do great!!

  70. bradley says:

    Saturday sept 18, 2010 . 6:45 a.m.

  71. Nicole says:

    I am going to go with Sunday, September 19 around 7AM.

  72. Kelly Gregory says:

    I think she will have her baby on Thursday September 16, 2010 at around 2 am.

  73. rivergirl says:

    Friday the 17th at 8pm :happyfeet:

  74. Melinda says:

    I have to agree with the masses and say Sept. 24th when you wake up and go to check on her I think you will find a little BP. I’m not giving a specific time or date other than that general area because I bought myself a BBB! lol……I just wanted to be in on the guessing!

  75. Michelle says:

    September 15th… 9am? Why haven’t I paid more attention to what time you go to feed BP? Drat! 😉

  76. KLabmom says:

    Friday, September 17 at 7:30 am. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!

  77. Jill says:

    Im guessing sept 28 at 1pm. I always found mine after they had them. One time I had a neighbor come by and say did you know you have a newborn alpaca in your front field? and I had just checked on her an hour before.

    Our last boys were named Chuck and Roast and now we have t-bone the last bull calf.

  78. Holly says:

    Tuesday 5pm – and hoping it is a girl for you!

  79. pdelainey says:

    September 15, about 6pm. :clover:

  80. Jeanne says:

    I’m guessing Sept. 16th @ 11:31 am :cowsleep:

  81. claudia w says:

    I didn’t readd all the other comments, so I hope I am not doubling up here…I am thinking Tuesday, September 14, 5PM. Come on Beulah Petunia!
    (I hope everything goes well for you all)

  82. claudia w says:

    Then I went and read them…Um Tuesday at dinner time…just when you are about to sit down a relax with a good meal. That’s on the fourteenth.

  83. Rita says:

    September 15 at 5:30 in the morning. You know that time when you’ve been up with her all night and you think she’ll never deliver and then Wha La! It’s time. 🙂

  84. Melissa says:

    I’m guessing around 7a.m September 14th.

  85. Barbie says:

    Tuesday September 14th 7:00 AM and let’s hope for a heifer. She will probably calve during the night and you will miss all the excitment of the delivery! Good luck whenever the new one arrives.

  86. Peggy says:

    Sept 26 7:25am, my Mom’s 85th birthday!

  87. Shannon J says:

    Sept. 22, 8 a.m.

  88. Tricia says:

    Wednesday Sept, 22nd 6:30 a.m. :moo:

  89. Tricia says:

    oops I meant this wednesday..looked at calendar wrong…so I retract that and say Wednesday Sept. 15th 6:30 a.m.>>>>>>> :moo:

  90. sal says:

    Never owned a cow but here goes. Sept 15 at 2:am. Just after you have completed hours and hours of watching. You know they ~wait~ until you’re gone to to do the deed!

  91. dropofkim says:

    Hubby is guessing Tuesday, the 21st around noon. For her sake, I hope it’s sooner! :butterfly:

  92. Kari says:

    I was thinking of BP the other day and if she was ready to pop and boy she sure looks it!

    My guess is: September 18th at 2:30 pm.

  93. chershots says:

    Sept 16 @ 2:34 p.m. Hold on Beulah, it’s only a couple more days!!! :snoopy:

  94. Melody says:

    I guess thur.the 16 at 5:20 pm..

  95. Cindy Lou says:

    I’m guessing September 14th at 6:06 am…..

  96. Linda Bickford says:

    Oh, I’m so confused, don’t know nothin’ about birthin’ calves.
    My guess is this Thursday, 9/16, about 4am.

  97. Cyndi says:

    My guess is Friday and I think you’ll have a chance to see it so lets say 10 am

  98. Anna says:

    ooooooo cool a contest
    heh ok I am going to say that she will calve on September 16th late afternoon

  99. Jan says:

    BP offspring arrival time will be 10:40 PM Weds. 9-15-2010.

  100. mary kellogg says:

    17 Sep, Friday 3am.

  101. Deni says:

    September 21st at 7:15am. That beautiful little baby will be out there when you go to feed in the morning!

  102. Vicki in So. CA says:

    I’m guessing Wednesday, Sept 15th at 12:30pm

  103. farmershae says:

    Wednesday the 15th, 2:30 in the afternoon. Fingers crossed for a baby girl (or 2!!)

  104. Jade says:

    I am thinking she will deliver Sept 23rd(next full moon) 10am. Perhaps she has more than 1!!! :sheepjump:

  105. Heather says:

    Being an expert in cow hinies (ok so maybe not) I am going with Sunday September 19th @ 4pm


  106. ssuther27 says:

    September 16th @ 5:35 am

  107. Ruth says:

    September 22, at 6:15am.

  108. Connie says:

    September 19th is my guess.

  109. Amy Cook in WI says:

    My husbands birthday is tomorrow and mine is next Tue and our anniversary is the 19th…so I pick Sept 15th at noon.

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